Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Seven Jewish Children: LES Festival of the Arts

Photo of the Original London cast at the Royal Court Theatre

Theaters Against War presents:

Seven Jewish Children
by Caryl Churchill
Featuring Lindsay Hockaday, Brian Jones, Daren Kelly, Cynthia Mace, & Brian Pickett

Saturday, May 23, 8 pm
The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue between East 9th and East 10th Streets
New York, NY

The Lower East Side Festival is a totally free festival. As per the playwright's request, a collection for Medical Aid to Palestine will be taken up at the end of Seven Jewish Children in lieu of royalty fees.

"Caryl Churchill's 10-minute play was written in response to the recent tragic events in Gaza. It...confirms theatre's ability to react more rapidly than any other art form to global politics....[and] suggests that Israeli children are subject to a barrage of contradictory information about past and present... What she captures, in remarkably condensed poetic form, is the transition that has overtaken Israel, to the point where security has become the pretext for indiscriminate slaughter. Avoiding overt didacticism, her play becomes a heartfelt lamentation for the future generations who will themselves become victims of the attempted military suppression of Hamas." -- Michael Billington, The Guardian (February 11, 2009)

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